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BioLEd “Known Structure, Unknown Function” course design manuscript accepted for publication

A manuscript entitled “Known Structure, Unknown Function: An Inquiry-based Undergraduate Biochemistry Lab Course“, authored by Cindy, Carol, Chris, Alison, Matt, Charles, Linda and Cam, is currently in press at the journal Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.  Further information is available here.

UVA undergraduates present at SURC 2014

On Thursday, January 30th, The Columbus Lab undergraduates drove to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to attend the 46th Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference. Graduate students, Ashton Brock and Jennifer Martin and Linda joined them for the adventure.   Nana Bosomtwe presented a poster entitled Thermophilic Coupling Enzymes: Enabling Functional Studies at Physiological Temperatures and […]

UVA undergraduate teams contribute to TOPSAN

Undergraduate participants in UVA’s Biological Chemistry Laboratory have contributed to the functional characterization of several JCSG targets, including the following: TM1742 TM1224 TM0207 TM0542 TM0960 TM0378 TM0894 TM0441

Undergraduate Sarah Elkin publishes first-author research article

Elkin SR, Kumar A, Price CW, Columbus L. A broad specificity nucleoside kinase from Thermoplasma acidophilum. Proteins. 81:568-82 (2013). The crystal structure of Ta0880, determined at 1.91 Å resolution, from Thermoplasma acidophilum revealed a dimer with each monomer composed of an α/β/α sandwich domain and a smaller lid domain. The overall fold belongs to the […]

Linda attends the Cottrell Scholars Conference

In July, Linda attended the Cottrell Scholar Conference, where recent and past scholars congregated with Research Corporation for Science Advancement program officers and staff and keynote speakers to discuss the integration of research and education. This year, the keynote speakers were Judith Ramaley, Mary Ann Rankin, and Joan Ferrini-Mundy.

Chris Lee receives 2011 NBCR Summer Institute Scholarship

In August, Chris will attend the sixth National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) Summer Institute (SI) in San Diego, CA on the campuses of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). The Goal is to provide significant training opportunities for the biomedical research community members in computational multiscale biomedical research. Training includes hands-on sessions […]